Gavin Beart, senior regional manager at employment agency Reed, was quoted in the Guardian (11th March 2014) thus:
“A teacher [has] skills such as planning, organisation, presentation abilities, confidence to deliver in groups and to deal with difficult situations. Teachers … have grit, determination and perseverance.”
Again, I’d agree. Yet more than this, we - in classrooms around the world - exercise an armoury of skills which we call upon and flit between, without necessarily stopping to ponder them.
If you have stumbled across this blog because you are thinking of becoming a teacher, you might find Toronto District School Board’s Freddie Silver’s suggestions helpful. She sets out some of the attributes that you will need: